Nuzhah

An App like Airbnb to Book Chalets, Villas and Resorts in the Saudi Arabia

We have developed an Airbnb like app named as Nuzhah for our Saudi Arabia-based client. This hotel booking app allows app users to view, check, and book chalets, villas, hotels, and resorts for their holidays and other occasions.

Project Details:

App Type

An App like Airbnb to Book Chalets

Languages

Swift and Kotlin

Platform

iOS and Android

Country

Saudi Arabia

Client requirements & objectives

Based in Saudi Arabia, our client is a professional photographer who was looking to book a chalet or resort in Saudi Arabia. However, he searched on the web, found the complete list of chalets and resorts and then started calling one-by-one.

This entire process took his hours of time to book just one chalet or resort, so he realized this problem that almost all the people must be facing when booking a villa in Saudi Arabia.

Realizing this problem, he decided to develop a mobile app with the following objectives:

  • Mobile app development like Airbnb to book chalets, hotels, resorts, villas, and camps.
  • UI and UX should be smooth and optimized.
  • The app should be for both the platforms: iOS and Android
  • With premium functionalities that let users to view, check and book chalets from the comfort of their home and seat back relax to enjoy their holidays.

Challenges

  • Need to effectively optimize the mobile experience
  • Operational inefficiencies to call center due to poor user experience and frequent technical issues
  • Low app engagement
  • Dissatisfactory app store ratings
  • No app analytics
  • Creating scalable native backend infrastructure
  • Adding elements that would make the user experience more interactive and engaging

Our approach to solving those challenges

  • After comprehending our client’s requirements, we instantly got ready to work on this project as we have hands-on experience in developing an online cloud-based platform that is similar to Airbnb.
  • After understanding our client’s needs, our business team prepared a WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) document to give a structural view of the entire project.
  • We suggested our client – to develop two different variants in a mobile app, including an app for guests and app for hosts to list down their chalets, villas, and resorts.
  • We also suggested developing an admin panel with the most useful features that decrease the hassle of managing requests manually.
  • Our suggested Airbnb like app solution impressed our client and he instantly likes the idea of developing a complete solution to manage day-to-day operations like bookings, cancellations, earnings and entire business with just a single click.

Project Highlights

The project was developed using Agile methodology and delivered within the specified time of 4 months. The system was hosted in AWS cloud within the Container Platform using Docker and Kubernetes

App flow, Wireframe, and Structure

Key Features and Functionalities we integrated into the app

Sign-up & login

The Nuzhah app for hosts has an easy to follow sign-up and login process that allows hosts to create an account and sign-in verifying either by their email id or mobile number. After entering these details, users need to add bank details that are completely secure.

VR video of place

If the host is interested in adding a VR video of his place so that he can showcase the place to users, he needs to request it to the admin, who will allow him to add VR video.

Listing details

The host can keep a track of all the details related to listing, bookings, and cancellation. There is no need to maintain an excel sheet for the business so the host can save time and effort.

Listing a place

After logging in the app, the host needs to list a place like a chalet, villa, or hotel in the app to showcase the users. Once they add the place from the app, they will be notified as soon as the property is approved by the admin.

My earnings

This app for hotel booking handles the earnings of the host with all the details. The host can easily keep a complete track of the weekly and monthly transactions with a single click.

Price management

With this feature, the host can easily manage the prices of his added place. The host manages regular, weekend and holiday prices along with sleepover and insurance charges without interruptions from the admin.

App screenshots

Technology stack used

Languages

Swift, Larval and Kotlin

IDE

Xcode and Android Studio

Database

MySql

Results

Eliminated the gap between users & hosts:

This online hotel booking platform has eliminated the gap between users and hosts by connecting them with mobile applications.

Process Automation:

Our developed platform has automated the entire manual process of booking villas, hotels, and camps. With just a few clicks, both users and hosts can connect with each other and communicate regarding the bookings.

Enhance business revenue:

This app like Airbnb for booking chalets is not improving the process only, but it has also helped hosts to increase the number of bookings and overall profit of the business.

 

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